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#1
Classic Duke 3D / Re: Reviews and Submissions
14 February 2024, 13:23:37
Hi Puritan,

Here are two new maps, comparable to what L.A. Meltdown 2047 did but now to episode 2 & 3 (I'm not remaking 4):

Shrapnel City 2096: Trapped In The Future!: https://www.moddb.com/mods/duke-nukem-3d-blast-radius/downloads/shrapnel-city-2096-trapped-in-the-future-duke-nukem-3d-user-map

Lunar Apocalypse 3072: A Space Oprah: https://www.moddb.com/mods/duke-nukem-3d-blast-radius/downloads/lunar-apocalypse-3072-a-space-oprah-duke-nukem-3d-user-map

Thanks for all the uploads. Cheers!
#2
Classic Duke 3D / Re: Reviews and Submissions
04 November 2023, 00:01:56
And here's my newest level, L.A. Meltdown 2047 which is a reinterpretation of episode 1 in just one map: https://go.wetransfer.com/t-IBXlZbYKZf hope you enjoy! Cheers.
#3
Classic Duke 3D / Re: Reviews and Submissions
06 August 2023, 03:32:47
Hi Puritan! Just to keep you in the loop, last month I released six more maps as the demo for another conceptual episode, Zero Zone. More info here: https://www.moddb.com/mods/duke-nukem-3d-blast-radius/news/blast-radius-v200-release-ft-episode-2-zero-zone-six-level-demo

Radar Duker on YouTube already has videos up of (most of) the maps.

I hope you like it, the download for now is part of Blast Radius, since it expands on the code and acts like a continuation albeit in a different style. So the download link is the same: https://www.moddb.com/mods/duke-nukem-3d-blast-radius/downloads/duke-nukem-3d-blast-radius

If you would like to host it and that is possible, then maybe it should share the same link as Blast Radius because of the duality. That also would be a nice opportunity to update the version of it that is on your server, at this stage I've given most all the maps from both episodes many passes, fixed most mistakes and so for a while this version ( 2.0.8 ) also shouldn't budge, minus occasional cosmetic retouches that shouldn't warrant an update until the next slice of Zero Zone, but that may be in a long, uncertain while. I need to take some time away from the editor.

Curious to hear if you enjoy the new levels. They are difficult (especially the second one can be mean on CGS) but generally more accessible than the Blast Radius style and also introduce new surprising mechanics. Hope you have fun in the zone!
#4
Classic Duke 3D / Re: Reviews and Submissions
03 June 2023, 14:11:36
Hi Puritan! I just released a new map for Blast Radius (15th/2nd secret) and updated the mod with it: https://www.moddb.com/mods/duke-nukem-3d-blast-radius/news/blast-radius-110-release-ft-new-15th-secret-level-more

It's reached v.1.1.0 now and while I've been abstaining from reporting smaller updates since I know managing the system is difficult, some of those recent modifications to the project have been fixing a lot of issues around some of the levels, including bugged secrets and broken doors and so the package you're hosting on CGS as a whole I'd say would be worthwhile refreshing now. Addition of level 15 sort of cements Blast Radius' final form now, mod has been out for long enough that I could catch most possible issues/bugs/problems and I personally feel like moving onto fresh stuff and so from this point onwards it really shouldn't budge much anymore but for potentially microscopic tweaks that do not matter. I don't want any more maps in BR or anything and so this should be my last time suggesting refreshing the file. (Now you understand why I was prefering to wait!)

New map introduces a new enemy variant; I'm curious what you'll think of it! Level 10 has a brand new secret exit section to match, too, but one can always jump right into the new level by loading brl15.map as a user map or inputting the cheat code, DNSCOTTY115 if they don't want to bother finding it legit.

Did we just get new forum software or is it my recently fixed laptop which now allows me to see this fresh version? Awesome! I think I've spotted a typo in the text in the top right corner; probably should be "Duke 3D never dies!" (right now is missing an 's').

Hope all is well and you have fun with the new map. Cheers!
#5
Classic Duke 3D / Re: Reviews and Submissions
20 April 2023, 16:38:59
I just noticed Merlijn's first two Shaky Grounds maps were up on here without a proper review (what they do have is an old one by me for SG3, and Aleks' recent review of the full episode). I started a full playthrough of the episode a couple of nights ago and have spontaneously been writing reviews for Apocollapse and Tales of Tragedy I'll most likely use as a basis for something to post on ModDB, but you can also use those for CGS if you want, both are on this page: https://forums.duke4.net/topic/11861-release-shaky-grounds-episode/page__st__30
#6
Classic Duke 3D / Re: Reviews and Submissions
19 April 2023, 14:33:15
Hi Puritan and Aleks and thank you for the kind enthusiasm!

I actually was abstaining from sharing the news about Blast Radius on here just yet on purpose because the file just keeps receiving significant updates around the levels, code and even installation process/structure to this day, so I've been trying to avoid mirrors until a version would feel more definitive and stable.

Current version is now onto 1.0.14 and I feel like from now on shouldn't budge much, at least not in a way that is significant. I think this one should be a better central reference on CGS (it cleans up a lot of post-release mess versions from the past two months had) and while I'm aware replacing/updating files is a pain, if one could replace the file that's currently on the CGS server with the most recent one they can already download from here: https://www.moddb.com/mods/duke-nukem-3d-blast-radius/downloads that would be really appreciated. Thank you in advance Puritan if you ever get around to doing that.

I'm trying to play your own episode in full one of these days! Hope you enjoyed Blast Radius. A lot to do in there if one's trying to play 'correctly' but really people just having fun around the levels with DNKROZ on counts as success to me. Cheers!
#7
Classic Duke 3D / Re: [RELEASE] Koodbool
10 January 2023, 18:16:38
Here's a playthrough of Koodbool by DNSKILL5:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR0Ii3Jm_vk

And one of Tit-E-Bar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9--tKnRnEAc

Thanks again for hosting the files! My best regards.
#8
Classic Duke 3D / Re: [RELEASE] Koodbool
09 January 2023, 03:00:18
Thanks for sharing, Puritan!

Here's the (shorter) sequel, hope you dig it: https://forums.duke4.net/topic/12194-release-tit-e-bar/


CGS review / download
#9
Classic Duke 3D / [RELEASE] Koodbool
01 January 2023, 14:30:59
Morning and a happy new year, ladies and gents. Today, I'm bringing a new map, made in a week. Enjoy Koodbool (if you can!)

File and screenshots here: https://forums.duke4.net/topic/12188-release-koodbool/page__pid__376244#entry376244


CGS review / Download
#10
Classic Duke 3D / Re: Reviews and Submissions
21 August 2022, 09:41:13
Really cool to see a new active contributor to this website, nice one!
#11
Classic Duke 3D / Re: Reviews and Submissions
07 July 2022, 00:14:13
Thank you Puritan and happy birthday!
#12
Classic Duke 3D / Re: Reviews and Submissions
03 July 2022, 11:57:49
Hi Puritan and thanks for hosting Turnpike!

I have yet another map for you called Red Light Rumble, built in four days: https://forums.duke4.net/topic/12079-release-red-light-rumble/

Hope you enjoy and have a great Sunday! Cheers.

edit - again late to the game with some shame, but I had to update it. Please grab the final version here: https://forums.duke4.net/topic/12079-release-red-light-rumble/page__gopid__372325#entry372325 this is the right one to share. Thanks a lot!
#13
Classic Duke 3D / Re: Reviews and Submissions
27 June 2022, 18:15:01
Hi Puritan! Hope you're doing great, I have a new speed map for you I made this week: https://forums.duke4.net/topic/12072-release-turnpike/ although, please do not grab the outdated version of it in the first post. Please use the second one a few posts below instead, as that update addresses some more or less crucial issues.

Enjoy whenever - if you can - and hope you have a great summer. Cheers!
#14
Site News & Feedback / Re: Map Listings
07 January 2022, 15:44:56
People are reporting issues getting 'banned' by the website upon trying to download maps: https://forums.duke4.net/topic/11912-bobsp4-assistance/ (third post, last paragraph). May be something to look into if there's anything you can do on your end. Happy New Year by the way and thanks for continuing activity for as long as into 2022! Cheers.
#15
Haha yeah, it's a bit frenetic. I hope you liked it!

Spoilers ahead: boss thing doesn't look as good as I wanted to because the Cycloid is just too broken. Original plan was to have it spawn behind the screen and then as soon as the part of the screen with his face on it would collapse it would reveal its true face, but then for some reason the enemy would always get stuck like it did for you (despite surrounding sector Lotags being correctly set up and experiments with making the hole almost as large as the screen) unless I spawned it in a different sector, and super high up. Took some trial and error to get the timing right with his landing and the explosion but now he only gets stuck maybe 15% of the time, otherwise it seems as if he behaves differently on each playthrough due to RNG during his fall. In several scenarii it will be able to progress onto land and run up to the player, you can even go back to the previous area with the slime river (which it can't reach) for a good cover spot. That's when things are most fun, otherwise whenever he does get stuck then yeah that kinda sucks. For the record, correct timing with the screen collapse was to spawn the enemy at about 1.4 million Build units high.

Also I forgot to bring that up, but the map was also designed with consideration for speedrunning in mind, I told that in more detail here: https://forums.duke4.net/topic/11905-release-salvage-title/

Cheers and thanks for the quick hosting!